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The Saginaw County Health Department has a mass COVID-19 vaccination event happening at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw today. This will be a drive-thru clinic for Saginaw County residents that are 80 years and older.

According to Mid-Michigan Now, since logistics require the closure of Washington/M13 near the Dow to enable drivers to enter the west side of the building and drive onto the arena floor, this clinic will be “by appointment only” to manage traffic flow.

You can still make an appointment and show up before the event ends at 4 pm. Just don't show up without making an appointment.

Health Department:

 No one who wants a vaccine will be left behind. Large clinics like this will allow the health department to get through this group more quickly and fairly and will occur more often now as doses allow.

Other Saginaw County Health Department neighborhood-based clinic locations will be offered throughout the county in an effort to bring the vaccine closer to those receiving it. All are planned as indoor drive-thru events for the safety and convenience of the senior population.

With this inaugural clinic on February 11, the health department plans to vaccinate more than 1,000 people. This will make another significant dent in the 5,000+ people registered with the health department who are over the age of 80.

It's so important to get the elderly taken care of as soon as possible. This is a great way to vaccinate a large number of people in one day. There will be 24 vaccination stations available.